A federal grand jury indicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, on 30 counts Thursday.
Charges, many of which carry the possibility of life in prison or the death penalty, include using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a place of public use, resulting in death. The charges also cover the death of MIT police officer Sean Collier. According to authorities, the Tsarnaevs shot Collier to death in his cruiser a few days after the bombing.
The indictment also reveals that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrote messages on the inside of the boat where police found and captured him. The messages included, “The U.S. Government is killing our innocent civilians,” and, “We Muslims are one body you hurt one you hurt us all.”
The Boston Marathon bombings took the lives of three people and injured more than 260.
Tsarnaev’s older brother, Tamerlan, believed to be the mastermind behind the attack, died following a shootout with police on April 19.